Editor’s Mailbag

Mansoor to discuss global hot spots

NEW ULM — Retired U.S. Army colonel and New Ulm native Dr. Peter Mansoor will discuss current “Global Hot Spots” including Syria, North Korea, Iran and Russia, on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at New Ulm Public Library.

Dr. Mansoor is the General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair of Military History at Ohio State University and a CNN military analyst. His 26-year career in the U.S. Army culminated in his service in Iraq as the executive officer to General David Petraeus, the Commanding General of Multi-National Force-Iraq, during the period of the surge in 2007-08.

This program is free and open to the public. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.

New release movie at library

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Public Library will show a newly released DVD on Thursday, May 31, at 6 p.m. This Marvel Studios movie is rated PG-13 and runs 134 minutes. Popcorn and drinks will be served at this free event, which is sponsored by the Optimist Club of New Ulm. For more information, call the library at 507-359-8334.

Prairie Fire Children’s Theater

does ‘Robin Hood’

NEW ULM — Registration starts Monday, May 14, to be in Prairie Fire Children’s Theater production of “Robin Hood” this July 9-14.

This is open to all students entering grades 3-9 this fall at no cost and everyone gets a part. All you need to do is contact Healthy Communities Healthy Youth at hchynua@newulmtel.net or at 354-8632 and leave the student’s name, grade this fall, mailing address, and phone number. An informational letter will be sent with the schedule, parental permission and medical release forms.

All rehearsals and the performances will take place at the New Ulm High School Theater. Auditions and first rehearsal will take place Monday, July 9, 1-5 p.m. Rehearsals follow Tuesday thru Friday, 1-5:15 p.m., with performances Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. If you have questions call 354-8632 or 276-8628.

Wanda Gag House to host program

NEW ULM — The Wanda Gag House will host its season opening program, “The Art of Photography: Anton Gag: Artist, Craftsma, Photographer, 1883-1896.”

The program is Friday, May 18, at the Wanda Gag House. Refreshments and snacks are at 6:30 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m. on “History of Early Photography” by Mike Worcester, Director of the Akerlund Photo Studio Museum in Cokato.